Post # 1
Hi everyone – my fiance and I are currently looking for brunch ceremony and reception venues in and around the Philadelphia area for around 100 guests. We prefer the venue to be within 45 minutes of the city so our guests can check out sights after the wedding. Neither of us like venues on golf courses or country clubs.
We are choosing a brunch wedding because the price per guests is a bit less than a dinner reception and who doesn’t love brunch? We are trying to find a place about $80/person (including rental fees). Am I pretty much out of luck with this price anywhere near Philadelphia?
We’re looking into the Valley Green Inn, but would love more recommendations!
Post # 3
@leonina: I would suggest Morris Arboretum or Colonial Dames (which is in the city and you can have your own Caterer). If you do Colonial Dames I’d say go with Day by Day catering. They do an amazing brunch!!
Post # 4
Wyndham at Bryn Mawr College is a lovely restaurant / B & B – they can cater to 150 and the setting is very pretty. Here is a link –
Post # 5
@leonina: The Bellevue (where we held a Father’s Day brunch the day after our wedding–which was also there) has a wonderful brunch, and the space is lovely.
Post # 6
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is just outside Valley Forge Park, has beautiful views, reasonable catering prices, and a chapel on site for the ceremony. The price might be a little more than $80/pp when you include site rental, but the caterers might be able to work with you on price since it’s a brunch event. Ludwig’s Gourmet does the catering, and they made a delicious dinner for my reception last year!
Post # 7
Hi! I would recommend looking into the Morris Hotel. We’re looking for venues for a small engagement brunch as well. It’s right in center city, a block from Washington Square, so tourism will be easy after or before. We’ve been to there hotel for dinner, the place is delicious and has lots of personality, and the event prices seem reasonable, there courtyard seats 120 guests. Good luck!
Post # 8
@chocolatebean: When I inquired about the Morris House Hotel for our wedding (a Saturday evening) the prices were outrageous. Crazy expensive. I don’t know if a brunch is different…or if they charge a lot to rent out the entire space (which i’m guessing they would require for 100 guests, but maybe not a small engagement party). The courtyard is gorgeous though!
Post # 9
Are you interested in a hotel? I would recommend contacting hotels and simply saying you would like to host a brunch event for approximately 100 guests and see what the prices are. They won’t necessarily know it’s for a wedding. I don’t know if all hotels will charge you a venue efe – I feel like a lot won’t charge a venue fee for brunch.